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Hertz & BP partner on EV charging in North America


With a plan to create a nationwide network of EV charging stations powered by BP pulse, (Hertz’s trademark for global electrification and charging solutions), Hertz and bp have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The MOU lays the groundwork for Hertz and BP to influence the mobility of the future and hasten consumer adoption of EVs.

The agreement also calls for BP pulse to manage Hertz’s charging infrastructure and customise its Omega software, ensuring that Hertz’s expanding fleet of electric rental cars is charged fast and effectively in between rentals. Omega is a software that automates charging while also offering real-time visibility to EVs, chargers, power usage, and more when the price of electricity is cheap.

BP pulse can now create and administer a network of fast-charging hubs across Hertz’s national footprint of sites in North America, serving all of Hertz’s customers, including taxi and ride-sharing drivers, as well as the general public.

“This is a landmark moment. It shows the power of bringing together BP’s digital and operational capabilities with a partner like Hertz. Together with its industry-leading electrification ambitions, we can change the future of electric rental cars,” said Vic Shao, founder of Amply Power and president of BP pulse’s fleet division in the United States

Stephen Scherr, Hertz CEO said: “Hertz is accelerating the adoption of electrification by investing in the largest rental fleet of electric vehicles in North America and expanding the availability of charging stations. We are excited to partner with BP pulse to create a national charging infrastructure for the Hertz EV fleet, thereby growing the number of charging options available to our customers and providing them with a premium electric experience and lower emission travel options.”

Hertz has built up a fleet of tens of thousands of electric vehicles (EVs), which are accessible at 500 Hertz outlets throughout 38 states thanks to significant purchases from Tesla, Polestar, and GM. By the end of 2024, Hertz hopes to have one-quarter of its fleet electric, with plans to expand further through purchases of EVs from other producers. Hertz has made hundreds of charging station investments throughout its locations, and the new collaboration with BP pulse will allow Hertz to significantly increase the number of charging stations available across the country.

In 2021, BP purchased Amply Power, a firm that manages energy and fleet charging, as part of its commitment to expanding mobility and fleet services in North America. In 2022, Amply Power, which has since changed its name to BP pulse, started putting in charging stations at 25 Hertz rental outlets throughout several states. Hertz has built up a fleet of tens of thousands of electric vehicles (EVs), which are accessible at 500 Hertz outlets throughout 38 states thanks to significant purchases from Tesla, Polestar, and GM.

By the end of 2024, Hertz hopes to have one-quarter of its fleet electric, with plans to expand further through purchases of EVs from other producers. Hertz has made hundreds of charging station investments throughout its locations, and this new collaboration with bp pulse will allow Hertz to significantly increase the number of charging stations available across the country.

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